Frank O'Keefe

Frank Lionel O'Keefe, AM (6 October 1912 – 21 April 1989) was an Australian politician. Born in Gunnedah, New South Wales, he attended state schools before becoming a farm machinery distributor and oil merchant. He was mayor of Gunnedah Shire Council for 18 years, and also served on Namoi Valley County Council. In 1961 he was elected to the New South Wales Legislative Assembly for Liverpool Plains, representing the Country Party; he transferred to Upper Hunter in 1962, which he held until 1969.[1] In that year he was elected to the Australian House of Representatives as the member for Paterson. He held the seat until its abolition in 1984, at which time he retired. O'Keefe died in 1989.[2]

Frank O'Keefe

Member of the Australian Parliament
for Paterson
In office
25 October 1969  26 October 1984
Preceded byAllen Fairhall
Succeeded byDivision abolished
Personal details
Frank Lionel O'Keefe

(1912-10-06)6 October 1912
Gunnedah, New South Wales
Died21 April 1989(1989-04-21) (aged 76)
Political partyCountry Party
OccupationFarm machinery and oil merchant


  1. "Mr Frank Lionel O'Keefe (1912–1989)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 13 May 2019.
  2. Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Archived from the original on 20 July 2007. Retrieved 2008-05-24.
New South Wales Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
Roger Nott
Member for Liverpool Plains
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Leon Punch
Member for Upper Hunter
Succeeded by
Col Fisher
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Allen Fairhall
Member for Paterson
Succeeded by
seat abolished

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